Budget 2016: Asserting that the General Budget aimed at fulfilling the dreams of people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the efforts of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for focusing on the development of agriculture, farmers and rural areas.
“This budget is about the dreams of the people. I congratulate Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his team for the General Budget, which focused on development of agriculture, farmers, women and rural areas. There have been important steps taken in this Budget in the direction of doubling the income of farmers by 2022,” Prime Minister Modi said.
The Prime Minister said this Budget clearly called for electrification of villages, thus giving an impetus to rural infrastructure.
“Through this budget, housing sector will be strengthened and this will boost our dream of ‘Housing for All’. In the health sector, the government has taken many initiatives. We want to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people in times of illness,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the Budget has allocated substantial resources to create infrastructure across the country.
“Our youth, especially the Dalit youth and tribal youngsters want to be job creators and not job seekers and for us, primary education is very important. A qualitative transformation of the education sector is what we are giving priority to,” he added.